(Closed) Bees now engaged/married..share your waiting story in 4 sentences or less!

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Knew this was it from month two. 

Starting talking about a timeline in month four- assumed no ring until Spring 2014 (that would have been 1.5 years of dating).

Got engaged Thanksgiving 2013 alone at our favorite spot overlooking the ocean and then I got to tell everyone- his family, my family, my friends- in person over the next few days at Thankgiving celebrations. 

Keep in mind that we were “older”. I was 34 and he was 42 when we met. I think things tend to move quicker once you’ve been around the block a few times but don’t have any divorces to deal with. 

Post # 3
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

He knew he wanted to marry me the day we met. 18 months in we went ring shopping. He bought the ring two months later and proposed on a two week trip to California three months after the purchase. We’re now married and waiting is like a distant dream in the past. ๐Ÿ™‚

As long as you’re happy, waiting is worth it and will come to an end sooner than you expect most likely. Good luck bee!

Post # 4
812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

He got the ring in June. I figured out that he was going to propose on an upcoming vacation in October a week before the trip. We said screw the surprise, let’s just get engaged tonight. It was perfect.

Post # 5
3562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Met at age 21, knew we wanted to get married eventually, but that school/careers should come first. 

Waited until we were financially comfortable enough to afford the wedding/honeymoon we wanted.

We were together for 7 years when he finally proposed, and that entire year was torture because I knew it was going to happen at any time.  I overheard him telling a friend (in MAY) that he’d propose by the end of the year. 

He proposed at Christmas Town in Busch Gardens…so literally almost the end of the year.  lol   

Post # 6
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

I found out probably in November about the ring (he’s been designing it). Fiance not very good at keeping secrets so he shared a lot of details of design and asked for opinions. I knew it would be soon and on an important date. On Friday he proposed (on our dog’s birthday-she is our child! Lol). 

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We knew we would marry from day one. 6 years later and after countless friends and family married (who had been together for less time than us) after living in 5 houses together, 6 jobs, 3 city’s, a puppy, a 3 month hospital stay for Hubby and a PhD graduation for me, he finally planned the most beautiful proposal on the day we moved into our forever home. 

Waiting was so hard so I completely empathise with all of you waiting bees. We were so compatable and so in love, I just couldn’t understand why he was dragging his feet so much.  I was ready after about 2 years so felt like I had 4 years of heartbreak waiting for him to catch up. Now I realise that he only ever wanted to give me the fairytale. He wanted to wait until everything was perfect in our lives and until we were ready to get married and start a family. I appreciate that now. 

Enjoy eachother. You never know whats motivating him; and when that proposal comes it will be the best day of your life so far!  

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Post # 8
1685 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I cried several times when he’d tell me to be patient, it was coming. (Cringe)

I decided to just wait and start looking at rings while throwing hints in a fun and non cringe worthy way. 

He got his ducks in a row and bought my ring 8 months after our talk.

He proposed on a Thursday (he totally threw me off!!) after work during a surprise Christmas light tour on a HORSE CARRIAGE. 



Retelling this made me all warm and giddy. We had dated for almost 3 years (1 of those years we had lived together) when he proposed. 

Post # 9
765 posts
Busy bee

Got engaged after 2 years and 4 months together, and I am in my 30s so there was some “pressure” involved. 

My younger brother got married before I even got engaged. My mom freaked out and cornered my now finace on the way to my brother’s ceremony.  Little did she know that he had already planned to pop the question the next week and was simply waiting for my brother’s wedding to happen. 

Post # 10
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Met when i was 16 and he was 18, started dating one year later. Dated 5.5 years before he popped the question! The first 4 years I wasn’t expecting a proposal because we were so young, but that last year and a half got a bit agonizing. I was so impatient! I brought up weddings all the time which drove him crazy. I was getting so resentful, now I look back at myself and cringe. If only I knew that waiting for him to be ready was the most important thing. The proposal was beautiful, the best moment of my life. We’ve now been engaged for 6 months, and are getting married next August ๐Ÿ™‚ It was well worth the wait. 

Post # 11
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

We talked marriage for years, but we met when we were in our teens, so we always knew it was a while away.

Fiance had always wanted to get married on our Anniversary, so we always said it would have to be 2016 or 2017, so that it fell on a weekend.

We booked the venue in 2014 before being engaged so that we definitely had our dream date.

He proposed last September, just a little shy of 7.5 years together, despite telling me that he had no money and he wouldn’t be proposing for a while! 

Post # 12
332 posts
Helper bee

my Fiance & I met on facebook, one day when we were chatting online we both had a huge wave of emotions roll over us at the exact same time…. We both were just like “wow… this is it, this is the one”. 
We even spoke about getting married before we even met in person! (crazy, but we just ‘knew’).

We met in person, I moved 10 hours away to live with him 4 months after dating, 8 months later we got engaged, now we are getting married in October! We’ve been together for 3 years.

Post # 13
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Around 9 months in he casually mention he figured we would be engaged in 1-3 years.  I had just turned 29 and told him that timeline didn’t really work for me.  We discussed 1 year from our planned move in togather around month 11, well he eneded up proposing 5 months after we moved in together, so we had been together about 1 year 4 months.  Getting married one month before our 2 year dating anniversary.

Post # 14
4233 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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calikat:  We discussed our timeline and my ring preferences over dinner in July. In August, he planned an October getaway for us to Jamaica, and I believed we were just going on vacation. He proposed on the beach with my beautiful ring that he designed on October 16th. We got married on April 29th this year ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 15
1337 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

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calikat:  We fell in love day one. We moved in together in my tiiiinyyy apartment and got along so well we knew this is it. We shared every aspect of our lifes. I suggested engagement, he though long and hard about it (TORTURE!!!! I had several breakdowns, I was sooooo impatient, and still am ;P) then it was finally settled over text messages ๐Ÿ˜‰ far from romantic but we have a relationship better than I thought possible before him.

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